Prisoners of Time

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An intellectual tour de force: the major essays of the esteemed author of international bestseller The Sleepwalkers Christopher Clark's The Sleepwalkers has become one of the most influential history books of our century: a remarkable rethinking of the origins of the First World War, which has had a huge impact on how we see both the past and the present. For the many readers who found the narrative voice, craftsmanship and originality of Clark's writing so compelling, Prisoners of Time will be a book filled with surprises and enjoyment. Bringing together many of Clark's major essays, Prisoners of Time raises a host of questions about how we think about the past, and both the value and pitfalls of history as a discipline. The book includes brilliant writing on German subjects: from assessments of Kaiser Wilhelm and Bismarck to the painful story of General von Blaskowitz, a traditional Prussian military man who accommodated himself to the horrors of the Third Reich. There is a fascinating essay on attempts to convert Prussian Jews to Christianity, and insights into everything from Brexit to the significance of battles. Perhaps the most important piece in the book is 'The Dream of Nebuchadnezzar', a virtuoso meditation on the nature of political power down the ages, which will become essential reading for anyone drawn to the meaning of history. show more

Book details

EAN

9780241519042

Classifications

Germany
Literary essays
European history
Modern history to 20th century=> c 1700 to c 1900
20th century history=> c 1900 to c 2000
Political science and theory

Format

Hardback

Number of pages

272 pages

Weight(g)

464g

Dimensions(mm)

163 x 241 x 30

Publication date

2021-08-05

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Readership

Tertiary Education (US: College)

Series

Series Editor

Imprint

-

Publication City/Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

EAN 9780241519042
Classification Germany
Literary essays
European history
Modern history to 20th century=> c 1700 to c 1900
20th century history=> c 1900 to c 2000
Political science and theory
Format Hardback
Number of pages 272 pages
Weight(g) 464g
Dimensions(mm) 163 x 241 x 30
Publication date 2021-08-05
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Readership Tertiary Education (US: College)
Series
Series Editor
Imprint -
Publication City/Country United Kingdom
Language: English

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